Post-game Reactions

Grit and balls. The Boston Celtics have been doing this for the last three months. Grinding through subpar offense. Playing tenacious defense. Fighting through adversity. They got their biggest test tonight in a sense. Pierce, Rondo and Allen combined for 11-of-43 shooting from the field, yet it didn’t matter. Rondo started the comeback, Pierce hit the dagger and Ray Allen hits his free throws when it mattered.

And now, they’re coming home with a chance to close it out.

Full grades on the way…

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Brian Robb

Brian Robb co-founded CelticsHub in 2009 and is the currently editor-in-chief. He is a producer and reporter at 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston and also contributes to Boston.com and Bleacher Report among other outlets.
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  • Zee

    Finals here we come! Banner 18!

  • Batman

    Grades? F THAT
    (except Ryan Hollins)
    This team, it has one thing that can never go away

    We just won the bar fight gentlemen
    Expect the Garden to be ROCKING

  • High Rollers

    Yeah, I’m not sure what Paul was saying on that three, but I’m guessing it was, “I got your decoy right here.” Bam!

    • Sean

      My brother things it was "I'm so money"

      • Puneet

        I think he said "he can't guard me" a couple of times.

    • misel

      a comment from another blog had "i'm cold-blooded"…

  • Zee

    KG on what fuels him: "Competition, the naysayers, the owners who talk too much, the people who don't think a 36 year old can do what I do."

  • hdavenport

    kg is still very mad at that guy

  • someguyinsac

    The Celtics have heart, the Heat not so much.

  • Tristan

    as a Celtics fan down here in Australia, listening to the radio while at work, I have to do everything I could to not jump up and yell at my desk!!!

    This is amazing

    Lets get game 6 and onto #18

    • My friend I was doing the same thing over here in Sri Lanka, watching the game online on my work laptop and shielding it from the boss..! What a game, WHAT a game!

  • AussieCeltic

    Thankfully I’ve been sick for the last 3 days and have been able to watch the last 3 games live. So proud of this team and what they have accomplished and truly believe they can take this further. What a series. Love my celtics.

  • High Rollers

    Bass goes up for a monster slam. Wade bursts out of the floor for the soul-sucking block. Then gnarly, nasty, indestructible 9 jumps into the fray for a combo offensive rebound and poke laser dime. Mickael Pietrus accepts the gift from his fearless leader and says Merci with a 3. If you were looking for a nutshell.

    • Josh

      This comment needs to be framed and put in the hall of fame!!!

      • High Rollers

        Seriously. That play had to be one of the greatest things I've ever seen.

  • Phil

    Is it just me, or was that the most intangible-iest win ever? So much was going wrong for the Celtics, yet they hung in there with defense, and the last six minutes were just amazing.

    Also, props to the refs. They only get called out when they mess stuff up, but I thought this was the best officiated game for the entire Celtics playoff run. They let them play for the most part, and I don't think they made any egregious error for either team.

    • greenboner

      i agree hope they arent making it look unpredictable so they can fuck us in the next 1.

  • James Patrick

    I give Danny Ainge ALOT of crap here on the Hub, especially after trading Perk last year. But HATS OFF TO AINGE for keeping our core intact! Giving us one last chance in this thing with the team we love so much! Now it's paying off and we're 5 wins away from #18!!!!! Gotta Believe!!!! GOTTA BELIEVE!!!!

    • Zee

      Agreed, but still have a chip on my shoulder about the Perk trade. We could use him in the Finals, but instead, he may be used against us. Stiesthsma and the other guy will need to step it up big time against Perk and Ibaka. KG can't do it all alone.

      • Phil

        He wouldn't be on the team right now either way. The Perk trade's effects ended after last year. They didn't have the cap space to keep him.

  • greenboner

    the pierce dagger in lebrons face got my dick hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Zee

      Really dude? C'mon… over the line… smh

      • greenboner

        for real "dude"!my shit was like a diamond cutter.if your shit was flaccid you was too busy shaking your head.

    • Josh

      It did more than that for me.

  • tbunny

    Proud day for the true Celtics fans, the fans who knew it was possible.